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Monday, November 21, 2005



Don't ask me, because I don't have a clue. All I know is that a few years ago, a single pair blossomed on this tree. Since that time, this shoe tree has produced more and more fruit, although some blossoms do fall to the ground if a particularly big blow comes through. This is almost the first thing you see when entering town from the north. Madras, OR, November 17, 2005.

8 Comments:

Blogger pril said...

chuggnutt and i have mused on these things. Just general roadside weirdness.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Gr8fulTed said...

Yes, just another roadside attraction, I guess.

11:14 AM  
Blogger shyloh said...

You have a very nice blog. I love Oregon and I would love to move there some day. I was in the cascades. So beautiful. So breathtaking. Awee the memories here ha. Thank you for sharing.

Aloha

8:21 PM  
Blogger Sophia said...

A Shoe Tree? I can think of a lot of my friends who'd go ga-ga over that. (I'm one woman who somehow didn't get the shoe gene. I feel lucky. I have a very small number of shoes in my closet.)

5:58 AM  
Blogger pril said...

i dont mean my comment in any kind of derisive way at all. But, you know, what are they for? What do they represent? Why in one spot and not another? How do they start? They're beautiful and ugly at the same time. You don't see them everywhere. You see them in the weirdest places.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Gr8fulTed said...

Yes, your original comment was well received on this side of the screen and with general agreement. It's one of the mysteries of this culture. Be well.

7:14 AM  
Blogger nonbeing said...

Intriguing. We have similar oddities in super-superstitious India. In some places, people hang earthen/clay pots from trees. A more common variant is to tie string around sacred trees like Banyan and Pipal, especially when these trees are in temple grounds. The idea in this case is to make a wish and tie the string around a twig. I don't think I ever tried it though.

Great pic; I'm going to show it to my friends.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Sophia said...

If only those were one-hundred dollar bills!

4:20 AM  

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